Poor Locks: Warning - Do Not Use These!

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Brokor, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Topping the list are the latest craze to hit the market: "SMART KEY" locks.
    We've probably all seen them, let's hope nobody here has purchased a smart key lock. There are a few manufacturers who are jumping on the wagon to get a piece of the market on these, and it's because people keep buying them believing they are getting more security. These locks offer the ability to change the key out and re-key right there at home, just go buy another set of keys and use the re-keying tool and you have a new lock, right? Sure. But, did you know...

    This technique works on even the most current "smart key" locks. Please, do not buy into the marketing hype --remove these locks from your doors!

    How to solve this problem:
    STEP 1: Carefully remove the smart key lock. Don't break it.
    STEP 2: Place the lock into its original packaging and return it to the store for a refund.
    STEP 3: Buy a real high security lock set.

    More information here: Kwikset Smart Key lock Easy to break in - A.C. LOCK SERVICE INC

    A criminal may not be very good at picking, but they certainly do know how to bypass...

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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  3. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    thank you both @Brokor and @kellory ..... good to know about both these locks. additionally dead bolts with single sided key entry outside and twist lock/unlock inside are pretty useless on doors with glass where you can reach the deadbolt if you break the glass. Place a key for these locks somewhere close to door but out of sight thru glass, but where you can get it to get out of house in an emergency like a fire.
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Correct. Only double keyed cylinders near any type of opening like a window. ( and do not leave the key in the lock)
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